Modern dwellings maintain a warm, yet minimalist vibe with a neutral palette of brown, gray and gold. The lightest brown covers the majority of this home, allowing darker accent colors to highlight the home's architectural details.
Subtle features on this home's front exterior steer it towards contemporary instead of traditional. Minimal, modern landscaping, no ornamentation and sleek sconces framing the front door give the exterior a contemporary vibe.
The home's original door, with unique crescent-moon window, was retained but given a new finish with a pleasing gold stain that permits the wood grain to show. Charcoal gray trim and new custom metal railing offer tastefully subtle touches that make the house stand out.
A flat roof and beige stucco exterior create an exterior design rooted in Southwestern style. Desert landscaping consisting of native Arizona plants, boulders and a gold-colored groundcover create curb appeal consistent with the overall home design.
Stretched across a ridge in Austin's Spanish Oaks neighborhood, this contemporary Hill Country home was designed to overlook the valley below. The special feature of this home, the exterior entry, is a great combination of unique forms in rustic stone and smooth glass where you can see right into the house and out the back. The seamless blending of the exterior and interiors is accomplished by the exterior materials running right through the space and out the back, only separated by a full wall of glass at entry and back of foyer.